Dan Forster, recently retired Director of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division (WRD), was recognized with the Seth Gordon Award, the highest honor given by the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA).
The death of a loved one, or someone close to us, is very difficult to deal with. Grief is a challenge for even the strongest of faith. Grief is particularly frightening for those between 6-years-old and somewhere near 16-or-so. Before 6, most children can find some relief in fantasy, after their teens, a person usually has had more life experiences to equip them to deal with grief. The loss that death brings to any life is difficult but even more so for children and teens.
The music around town continues this week, even though one of the venues regularly featured in this space has closed recently. But other venues are stepping up to fill that void, and the proverbial tide of music seems to keep rising.
Around Covington - even though it is just the 10th day of September and two weeks will pass before the Autumnal Equinox - the school year has already been underway for a full six weeks. The children are sealed and insulated from the elements in climate-controlled comfort.
Too many times we wait until we are upset about something to speak up. When we hear of a "town hall," we may think it is a time to protest something we don't approve of. And, indeed, it can serve that purpose, but it is also a time to share our dreams and ideas to make our community even better. Perhaps, even to lead to action that will prevent what would have upset us.
If you keep reading after the first paragraph or two, you may find yourself checking to see if another author might have penned this column. I usually steer clear of politics and current and local events, but, once in a while something gets me stirred up. It takes a lot to get my feathers ruffled about something and even more for me to actually say something about the matter, but the first thing I do is commit it to prayer before I say anything. I try to be careful about forming an opinion and sharing it until I've got ...
Tomorrow is Labor Day. The historical roots of this day trace back to the last part of the nineteenth century. It was a time when the labor movement was forming in our country. The right of collective bargaining and belonging to a union was being established. It was not always a smooth process.
I haven't written about a featured artist in this space for quite some time, and I'm glad to bring that feature back now. This week, I'd like to cover a truly great group who puts out some of the most authentic bluegrass music you'll likely hear in our neck of the woods - The Maloy Brothers Band.